Success

Strive for progress

Each week we update this page with the success stories and progress that the CMA Members are making.

Check out what they’ve been up to recently…

February 2019

  • Ramin is upping his video game and slowly adding to his background. He now has his awesome book on show for the world to see.
  • John shared with us his new logo design, created by Col, and it is looking swav!!!
  • Jonathan has bagged a third project with Microsoft.
  • Yva’s videos, that she has been working super hard on, are now live on her website. It’s looking phenomenal.
  • The Editing Podcast is soaring high for Denise and Louise. 2,000 downloads in five weeks is awesome!
  • Debbie will be delivering a mini Content Marketing workshop to Artesian Spas 🙂
  • Col lands his very first Australian client. Taking over the world!
  • Steve continues to improve people’s lives by sharing his exercises which is helping getting rid of people’s ongoing problems. People are buying from him because of this.
  • Leah and Oscar land a big contract to deliver a workshop. Awesome!
  • Col was also featured in an article alongside the world’s leaders in graphic design answering the question “How important is design in 2019?”
  • Imogen has been working with John to set her Home page alight with beautiful copy. It’s looking fab!
  • John has taken the plunge and started to outsource some of his work yay! He’ll be working alongside Col for his branding and Martin and Lyndsay for his website.
  • The Editing Podcast charts at position 26 in the UK Literature chat!

January 2019

  • Tom shares with us his new personal website and it’s looking fab!
  • Ramin has now hit 45 Patreon subscribers.
  • Col is receiving some really positive feedback comments on his YouTube video’s from his audience.
  • David hit’s the number one spot on Google with one of his blog’s that he published on the same day!
  • Anne continues to help people on their journey with Post Concussion Syndrome by blogging and videoing her own journey.
  • Debbie smashed her second speaking gig of the year and has been as to speak at another.
  • Pete hits a massive two million downloads on his Podcast!
  • Jack ends up over OVER subscribed for his lead gen webinar which produced over his lead target.
  • Ali secure her first wholesale order at a shop in South London!
  • Alex smashes his first speaking gig!
  • NordVPN asks Ahmed to share his blog review on them to use as a testimonial on on the adverts.

December 2018

  • Roger hosts workshops for corporates and gets paid his full price!
  • Col is featured in The Logo Geek article for a collaboration video he did with another YouTuber.
  • David embrace’s the WCC principles at one of his presentations which went down well with the audience.
  • After a tough ten day marketing campaign, Cara sell’s out all of her ex-display sheds and summerhouses one hour into the sale!!
  • Kenda complete’s the first draft of her book!
  • After much hard work and obstacles, Cathy launches her LinkedIn Leads Machine course.
  • John receives an award from valuable content!
  • Ahmed’s article on Best SEO Freelancers trends on Sparktoro.
  • Ramin passes 3,000 subscribers on YouTube!
  • John is awarded the Dr LinkedIn Gold award!
  • Ross hires his first official employee!

November 2018

  • Col hits 10,000 subscribers on YouTube.
  • Anne hits the 20,000 views milestone on YouTube.
  • Russ passes 25,000 downloads of his Podcast.
  • Debbie bags a great customer as he read through her blogs and gained his trust.
  • John’s article for Mark Schaefer is now being published on Foundr.
  • Ramin was asked to host a workshop after watching Ramin’s YouTube video’s.
  • Martin and Lyndsay receive some incredible gifts from their customers for all their hard work on their websites.
  • Lou bags three customers with one in particular having made the buying decision after reading her blogs.
  • Ahmed gains traction on Twitter after sharing his blog on the need for accessible video’s using subtitles for d/Deaf people.
  • Denise is offered the role of head trainer for Publishing Scotland.
  • Cath, Col, Yva, Martin, Andrew and Bernie smash their sessions at WCC.
  • Col’s business card is featured in Creative Bloq as one of the most innovative around.
  • Anne wins an award at the UK Acquired Brain Injury Forum Film Awards for her video about raising awareness for brain injuries.
  • Denise receives some great feedback from her recent workshop.
  • Ahmed was approached by a deaf guy at a conference this week who passed on that he loves Ahmed’s deaf videos.
  • Cathy’s has been getting a lot of enquiries for her services.
  • Ramin hits the 10,000 views milestone on YouTube which is bringing in more interest for his courses and Patreon sponsors.
  • Cathy hits her highest grossing month as well as being featured in TechCrunch and Social media Today.
  • Phil is seeing increasing sales enquiries coming in for his most profitable sales product as a result of being at the top of Google for the product.
  • Ramin held his first workshop which went awesome for him.
  • Col updates his Thumbnails on a playlist on his YouTube channel and has seen a spike in engagement for these videos.
  • Imogen was invited to talk about accountability on a Facebook Live session with The Admin Bar.
  • Cara celebrates the support she is receiving from the CMA community in the lead up to her big sale at Gillies and Mackay.

October 2018

  • Martin and Lyndsay share their first leg results since launching their Podcast – Make Your Mark Online.
  • Cathy renews a contract with an existing client along with a healthy price increase.
  • John is dominating LinkedIn and receiving some brilliant feedback, now he provides LinkedIn consultancy.
  • Col hits 9,500 subscribers on his YouTube channel!
  • Jason is sailing close to 10,000k downloads on his Podcast!
  • Denise hosted a roundtable at the largest indie author organisation in the world that can open up an number of opportunities.
  • Russ has been asked to co-present at the Family Firm Institute Global Conference in London.
  • John’s affiliate links are bringing him in a good bit of extra cash!
  • Kenda overcomes a massive content block and pushed out another two chapters of her book!
  • Cathy continues to bring in new clients as her business grows.
  • Col receives some amazing feedback on his YouTube videos that motivates him to keep making more.
  • A fan of Ramin is converting some of his famous phrases into ringtones to use!
  • Anne makes it to the shortlist for the UK Acquired Brain Injury Forum Short Film Awards!
  • John gains the first page Google snippet for his Business Blogging Guide!
  • Nadin has seen great website visitor growth since taking part in two 90 day challenges in CMA!

September 2018

  • Roger continues to receive amazing testimonials after 14 years in Body Combat!
  • Jack welcomes his beautiful baby girl to the world!
  • Tom launches his personal website.
  • John closes a big deal with the help of best practices from CMA and Marcus Sheridan.
  • Anne celebrates her first YouTube birthday!
  • Col is gaining some really great enquiries through sharing his video’s on LinkedIn and has a further bank of 90 video’s to share.
  • Denise’s blog “How to use ‘Ranging from’ correctly” is now ranking no.1 on Google above Collin’s Dictionary!
  • Lou receives amazing feedback from a successful strategy day with the help of Caroline from our community.
  • Kathleen receives her first non-family/friend and non-CMA YouTube subscriber!
  • Phil wins two new clients through content marketing and a drop in lead time.
  • Anne receives the extra help she needs to help her move forward on her post-concussion syndrome journey.
  • Roger celebrates 25 years with his wife!
  • Cathy launches the Go With The Pro website with her co-founders.

August 2018

  • Not only did Col hit 9,000 YouTube subscribers, he bagged himself a massive £21k contract with a big client.
  • A blog John wrote for Social Media Examiner on LinkedIn Engagement has hit 10k shares!
  • One of Cathy’s clients has been receiving awesome engagement from the likes of the Robert Albert Hall and BBC Proms.
  • John shared his pricing on LinkedIn and got three new clients of the back of it and some awesome engagement too.
  • Alex has the No.1 best West Bromwich Albion site in the world after starting four years ago. The site attracts millions of views and has thousands of articles.
  • John has been asked to guest blog for Rev.
  • Phil’s winning contracts on his terms.
  • Gav’s first paid hire starts this month!
  • Ramin hits a YouTube milestone of 2,000 subscribers.
  • John hits his target of 500 email subscribers in no time at all. The list continues to grow!
  • Debbie hits her first YouTube birthday and has come a long way with her videos in a year. She won best video this year at CMA Live.
  • Kenda launched her Podcast show The Marketing Agony Aunt.
  • John has been asked to write the opening chapter to the re-published version of “The Presentation of Technical Information”.
  • Martin and Lyndsay shared their opening Podcast results and they were awesome.
  • Ahmed is featured in the LeadPages eBook with sound advice to growing your business.
  • Jack shared some great feedback from a recent speaking gig as he continues to improve on his speaking skills.
  • Col is approached to deliver paid workshops after the client seen him deliver one of his free workshops and was super impressed.
  • Martin and Lyndsay launch their first membership site!
  • Vicky shares her analytic results after putting a hold on content for a while. Her Big 5 evergreen content is still driving a large amount of traffic to her website.
  • Jacks gets some major sales through the works of his content.

July 2018

  • Col is gaining more new clients through his content on LinkedIn.
  • Kathleen’s content is starting to be shared on social media.
  • Denise published her first two videos to YouTube.
  • John receiving some great testimonials from his clients – The Mister Miyagi of technical writing!
  • Col’s “How to choose the right logo for your business” video went straight to the No.1 video spot on the first page on Google after publishing.
  • Mike is getting good traction on LinkedIn with his first YouTube video “Twitter for small business – What NOT to do!”. He received over 600 views in 24 hours!
  • Anne’s doing amazing work sharing her post-concussion journey to the world. She is helping many people by documenting this journey and making connections across the world.
  • Martin and Lyndsay have seen a surge in the number of new members in their Facebook group, “Website tips for non-techies”, with a thanks from the guys to CMA members for sharing it.
  • Denise has found early success with her LinkedIn video. Not only is she getting great viewing numbers. It’s starting to generate leads for her.
  • Russ has received the Family Firm Institute certificate in family business advice.
  • Up against other big branding agencies, Col has won the bid for the branding project for a large new sports facility coming to Dundee.
  • Martin and Lyndsay at Jammy Digital have dropped their awesome new Podcast Show – Make Your Mark Online.
  • Col’s YouTube channel hit 8,500 subscribers.
  • Kenda celebrates an incredible year at CMA including:
  • -launching a blog
    -launching a youtube channel
    -launching a series of FB lives
    -launching a podcast
    -putting together a content strategy
    -nailing an SEO strategy
    -writing her first book!
  • Johns web traffic projections for this year are insane and shared his progress from 2015.

June 2018

May 2018

  • Lynn gets her first speaking gig.
  • Gav launches his first Podcast.
  • Debbie books her first two speaking gigs.
  • Craig celebrates his 50th order through his online store.
  • Cathy bags more speaking opportunities.
  • Col sets up the green screen in his home office!

April 2018

  • Jack sees great results with his Podcast and moves from doing one per week to two per week. Demand!
  • Cara receiving 85% organic traffic to her website.
  • HLCA publish their first video to YouTube.
  • Anne gets a TV feature on Post Concussion Syndrome.
  • Alex achieves 14 blogs, a homepage revamp, 14 podcast episodes and 212 articles (with over 300,000 views) in 90 days!
  • Vicky: Article in Forbes about how Vicky has generate all-year-round revenue from a seasonal business.
  • Ali is nominated for a Janey Loves Platinum award.
  • Ramin’s article is recognised in an industry forum.
  • Anne shares her story on STV.

March 2018

  • David ranks high on Google within the first week of publishing his blog.
  • John: A speaker in the USA referenced his article during a presentation.
  • Cathy’s Facebook group is growing well.
  • Lucy secured the trademark for her business.
  • David’s blog was discussed on the Money to the Masses Podcast.
  • Roger received amazing feedback from his recent speaking gig.
  • Karin was selected to speak at a TedX event in Aberdeen.
  • Theo Paphitis shares Nikki’s blog on LinkedIn.
  • Martin and Lyndsay launch the Jammy Digital website.
  • Debbie gains buy-in for content marketing at her company Eagle Leisure.
  • Jack halved his paid marketing and focusing on content marketing. As a result he has gained volume of quality organic leads.
  • Ramin hits 1000 YouTube subscribers!
  • The Courier covers Anne’s Post Concussion Story.
  • Owen is shortlisted for numerous awards.
  • Vicky sold out her first Puppies and Prosecco night!
  • Karen is recognised as one of the top 50 women in accounting.
  • Col gains enquiries through his YouTube channel.

February 2018

  • Colin launched his podcast app Alitu for test users this week
  • Roger loved the feedback from his recent speaking gig – “one of the funniest marketing presentations I have ever seen”
  • Vicky is looking forward to her recent interview about money and happiness being published in The Sun
  • Anne sold out all her places for her springtime photography tuition
  • Alex filmed a segment for the Premier League and secured a podcast sponsor
  • David reported a number SERP wins with several high ranking blog articles
  • Cara is pleased to be a finalist at the 2018 IoD awards
  • Martin shared an amazing client testimonial this week for a big website project
  • Roger is negotiating speaking opportunities in Albania and Macedonia
  • Anne used a sales challenge to develop her sales skills and win more customers
  • Col celebrates 5000 YouTube Subscribers
  • Yva launches her new brand – Content Boost
  • Salma lunches her new YouTube channel and gets her first 100 subscribers
  • Col launches his new website – Pixels Ink
  • Vicky launches a new website for her Harley Davidson Dunedin Chapter
  • Col is featured in local video promoting the creative industries in Dundee
  • Martin ranks highly in Google for an article in less than a week
  • Russ hits 10k downloads for his Family Business Podcast
  • Debbie increases website traffic by 4x in 6 months
  • Denise gets her first 100 email subscribers
  • Marion gets her first customer as a direct result of content marketing

January 2018

  • Gavin is nominated for a Sunday Mail Young Scot Award
  • Kenda is nominated for ‘’Best Business to work for” in the National Family Business Awards
  • Jude is commissioned to write for one of the biggest websites in her industry
  • Ramin celebrates his first break even week
  • Jack 4x website traffic in 3 months after publishing consistent content
  • Russ generates leads from his first speaking gig
  • Cathy launched her first Facebook group with 200 members
  • Vicky begins the process of collaborating with other local businesses to create more content
  • Col wins the CMA Outstanding Achievement Award
  • Jen registers the Hallmark for her custom handmade jewellery
  • Ali celebrates her clothing line being stocked in local retailer
  • Alex reports 1.6m page views on his website in 12 months
  • Gav featured on STV2 with one of his YouTube vlogs.
  • Col celebrates 4k YouTube subscribers
  • Pam starts her new role in her business in 2018 and is now ‘off the tools’ for good after 15 years of styling. 
  • Anne is featured on TV for her photography exhibition